Coscinodiscus marginatus   Ehrenberg,  1841 (1843, 1844) (Diatom)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Coscinodiscales
Family:Coscinodiscaceae

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Description
Size: Diameter 35-200 µm.

Girdle view: Cells discoid, thick walled. Valves flat or nearly so with steeply sloping or straight mantle. Several small rounded chloroplasts.

Valve view: No central rosette. Coarse areolae in irregular radial rows. Cribra discernible with light microscopy, processes not.
Distinctive feature: The coarse areolation.


Synonym (s)
Coscinodiscus limbatus Ehrenberg, 1840
Coscinodiscus fimbriatus-limbatus Ehrenberg, 1854

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Producer
Predator:  Marine microorganisms and animal larvae

Biogeography


• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA (Record: 11/1979-10/1980)
• Goa, Zuary Estuary, Dona Paula INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove INDIA (Record: 04/1980-03/1982)
• Karnataka, Gurupur Estuary INDIA (Record: 01/1993-12/1993)
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.28) (Long: 86.70) INDIA (Record: 2005)
• Karnataka, Netravati Estuary INDIA (Record: 02/1993-05/1994)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin (Lat: 8.71) (Long: 78.2) INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1970-1972)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangroves (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.9) (Long: 72.66) INDIA (Record: 11/2001-10/2002, 04/2002-05/2002)
• Kerala, Vaadi INDIA
• Kerala, Kavanad INDIA
• Kerala, Punnapra INDIA
• Kerala, Azheekode INDIA
• Kerala, Balathuruthu INDIA
• Kerala, Kodikkal INDIA
• Kerala, Mahe INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Goa, Dona Paula Bay (Lat: 15.45) (Long: 73.8) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 02/2005-02/2006)
• Orissa, Rushikulya Estuary (Lat: 19.37) (Long: 85.05) INDIA (Record: 11/01/1989-12/01/1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.39) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.82) (Long: 79.88) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)
• East Coast (Lat: 10) (Long: 79) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• East Coast (Lat: 21) (Long: 94) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• Tamil Nadu, Kattumavadi INDIA (Record: 04/2002-03/2003)

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